A new urgent theme: climate change

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In 2017 WDCD focusses on the theme of climate change, both in the WDCD Challenge and the live event on 23 & 24 May in Amsterdam. Climate change is the most urgent existential issue that we are currently facing. It also is a catalyst for instability: the process intensifies conflict, creates food insecurity, and destroys homes.

At WDCD Live Amsterdam 2017 leading experts and visionaries were invited to share insights related to this topic, and to work with the audience to find answers to the most pressing questions. The sub-themes below served as further anchors for our activities throughout the two days of the event.